Civil Society / NGOs

Joint statement: Release imprisoned activists and end crackdown against young Cambodians

On 09 September 2020, the undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement condemning the arrests of seven young activists over the past few days, and calling for all charges against those imprisoned to be dropped immediately. The society groups urged the government to end ...

Civil society groups

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USAID One window for citizen project launches civic tech tools connecting citizens to information on one window services

Today, USAID launched telephone and social media tools that will provide Cambodian citizens clear, transparent information on public services available to them through the Royal Cambodian Government’s One Window Service Offices (OWSO). The tools were developed by the USAID funded One Window for Citizens (OW4C) ...

USAID

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Joint press release on call for acceleration and opportunity for civil society organizations (CSOs) to continue joining in the process of amendment to the law on associations and non-governmental organizations (LANGO)

On 26 August 2020, COMFREL has post a joint press release on the call for acceleration and opportunity for civil society organizations (CSOs) to continue joining in the process of amendment to the law on associations and non-governmental organizations (LANGO).  According to the Press, Civil ...

COMFREL

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Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for the draft Law on Public Order to be immediately discarded

On 13 August 2020, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities issued a joint statement calling on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law contains ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Mekong River Commission urges Mekong countries to address low water flows

On 07 July 2020, the Mekong River Commission issued a statement urging the six Mekong countries to tackle the region’s low water flow as the Lower Mekong River faces record low water levels for two straight years. ...

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Joint statement: Drop all charges against arrested union leader Rong Chhun

On 03 August 2020, 141 undersigned civil society groups issued a joint statement to strongly condemn the nighttime arrest of Rong Chhun and call on the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to immediately drop all charges against the union leader ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

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Joint press release: CCHR, ADHOC and Solidarity Center published the fourth annual report of the Cambodia fundamental freedoms monitor

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”), the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (“ADHOC”) and the Solidarity Center (“SC”) announced the release of the Fourth Annual Report of the Cambodia Fundamental Freedoms Monitor, produced by the Fundamental Freedoms Monitoring Project ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association and Solidarity Center

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Statement: Suspend development projects destroying the Tompoun/Cheung Ek wetlands

On 27 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) jointly issued a report revealing human rights abuses and environmental devastation as private developments threaten to flood ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Statement: Joint response to open letter on microfinance reports

On 16 July 2020, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL) issued a joint response declining request from the Cambodia ...

Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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WWF: High-risk trade in wildlife threatens ecosystems and risks exposure to zoonotic diseases

On 10 July 2020, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that snaring of animals has become a crisis that poses a serious risk to wildlife in Southeast Asia and could spawn the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans. An estimated 12.3 million snares threaten ...

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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Cambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into Kem Ley’s Unlawful Killing

On 09 July 2020, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has posted a press release on its website about Kem Ley’s killing that has happen 4 years ago. During the 4th years anniversary of his death, CCHR with other 30 undersigned organization have calls for ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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Announcement on the need for Access to Information Law in Cambodia

On 01 July 2020, the Advocacy and Policy Institute issued an announcement on the need for Access to Information Law in Cambodia in a debate workshop on the update on the rights to Access to Information Law held on Tuesday 30 June 2020. It is ...

Advocacy and Policy Institute

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Joint statement on the enforcement of Sub-decree 133 implementation in Cambodia

On 29 June 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children’s Fund (Unicef) and Hellen Keller International (HKI) issued a joint statement to applaud the action taken by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Ministry of Health in an effort to enforce ...

World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children's Fund (Unicef) and Hellen Keller International (HKI)

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Cash Relief Program for poor and vulnerable families during the fight against COVID-19 pandemic

On 24 June 2020 Social Protection in Cambodia has issued an announcement on Cash Relief Program for poor and vulnerable families during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Social Protection in Cambodia

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Blogpost contest: ICT to study and work from home in times of COVID-19

COVID-19 has shaken the whole world and has changed our routines overnight. However, at ODC we believe that such bizarre days can also be an opportunity to learn from each other, strengthen relationships and discover new things.We encourage ODC users and ICT enthusiasts to participate ...

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Open letter to development partners in Cambodia on managing challenges related to the crisis presented by COVID-19

On 20 May 2020,  the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) issued an open letter to all development partners in Cambodia on managing the challenges related to the crisis presented by COVID-19. In this open letter, the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) indicated 4 points calling ...

Cooperation Committee for Cambodia

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First-ever action plan to save Asian elephants in Cambodia launched

On 12 May 2020, the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International announced a joint press release highlighting a landmark conservation achievement for Cambodia: the launch of the National Elephant Action Plan. This adoption will now guide the conservation of this charismatic species in ...

Fauna & Flora International

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CCHR press statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day

On 3 May 2020, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released a short video showcasing the opinions of five journalists and media workers on the situation of press freedom and the importance of an independent media in Cambodia to celebrate World Press Freedom Day ...

Cambodian Center for Human Rights

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GMAC's appeal to garment, footwear and travel goods buyers sourcing from Cambodia

On 4 May 2020, Garment Manufacturer Association in Cambodia  has posted an appeal to all garments buyers sourcing from Cambodia. GMAC’s has called for a fair paid for all manufacturer in Cambodia. The appeal also stated that payment should be discussed  and is unacceptable to ...

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia

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Announcement on the implementation of the social accountability strategic plan at the Municipal, District and Khan levels of service and the Social Accountability Plan phase II in the district administration and the provincial capital level.

On 20 April 2020, National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has issued an announcement to informed governor of the Board of Governors of all Provinces about the implementation of the social accountability strategic plan at the Municipal, District and Khan levels of service (commune, ...

National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development

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